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United Kingdom | 2013 | 110 minutes | John Curran

2,000 miles: the distance from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean. “When people ask me why I’m doing it, my usual answer is, ‘Why not?’” Mia Wasikowska portrays Robyn Davidson and her astonishing true voyage across the Outback by foot.

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SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
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Based on Robyn Davidson’s thrilling memoir, director John Curran’s Tracks tells the story of a singular traveler who faces all the beauties and challenges of vast and unforgiving nature. Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right, The Double) gives a rich and riveting performance as Davidson, a young woman who decides to trek by foot from Australia’s Alice Springs across the country’s large and exacting desert to the Indian Ocean—a staggering distance of nearly 2,000 miles. With her dog and four camels in tow, Davidson embarks on a life-changing adventure that summons up all of her fear and vigor in equal measure. Curran’s film features stunning and immersive cinematography of the Australian desert and yet another transformative performance from rising star Wasikowska. Co-starring Adam Driver (TV’s “Girls,” Frances Ha) as a “National Geographic” photographer who documents her journey, Tracks is a moving drama that confronts the emotional intricacies of motivation—and the indomitable power of the human spirit.

Director Biography

John Curan studied illustration and design at Syracuse University. Before moving to Australia to focus on film, he worked in New York as an illustrator and graphic designer. Tracks is Curran’s fifth feature film.

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Director: John Curran
Principal Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth, Rainer Bock, Roly Mintuma
Country: United Kingdom, Australia
Year: 2013
Running Time: 110 minutes
Producer: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning
Screenplay: Marion Nelson, based on the book by Robyn Davidson
Cinematographers: Mandy Walker
Editors: Alexandre de Franceschi
Music: Garth Stevenson
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Stone (2010); The Painted Veil (2006); We Don’t Live Here Anymore (2004); Praise (1998)
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: The Weinstein Company
International Sales: HanWay Films
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